The River Trails Park District offers numerous activities for youth and teens! Check out our current special interest class and Parkour Programs. Youth also enjoy our summer camps, dance and athletic programming.
Learn to rock on the guitar! We cover the basics: chords, scales, rhythm & songs. Have your own guitar? Bring it! If not, we’ll supply one. Chad Berardi currently rocks Chicago with his own band, has been playing for 29 years & teaching for 17 years. No class 3/17 & 3/24
|Age||Location||Day||Time||Date||Fee per session|
|7-14 yrs||Weiss Community Center||Tuesdays||4:30-5 pm||Jan 14-Feb 18||$77R/$92N|
|7-14 yrs||Weiss Community Center||Tuesdays||4:30-5 pm||Mar 3-Apr 14||$64R/$77N|
|7-14 yrs||Weiss Community Center||Tuesdays||4:30-5 pm||Apr 21-May 26||$77R/$92N|
Join us for a fun night of magic and mystery! Magic tricks will be taught that include cards, coins, ropes, and much more! You will discover that the tricks are quick to learn and easy to perform. All materials are provided on site. Each child will receive a magic kit to take home at the end of class. Participants are grouped by age and learn age-appropriate tricks. New tricks are taught at each session, so sign up again and again. Instructed by the Magic of Gary Kantor
|5-12 yrs||Arlington Heights Park District||Tu||6:30-7:25 pm||Jan 14||$25|
|5-12 yrs||Arlington Heights Park District||Tu||5:30-6:25 pm||Mar 3||$25|
|5-12 yrs||Arlington Heights Park District||Tu||6:30-7:25 pm||May 11||$25|
Intro to Programming
This course will introduce non-readers or early readers to the concepts of programming with Logo. Using iconic click & point commands, they will develop math, logic, and problem solving skills as the explore and create a project they can imagine.
|4-6||Prospect Heights Park District||Mon||6-7 pm||Jan 20- Feb 10||$74R/$89N|
Cars, Catapults, and Bridges
This class focuses on teaching the FUNdamentals of engineering as students work in teams using LEGO simple machine kits. Each session will build upon the student’s skill level as they learn about levers, wheels/axles, and gears. Projects could include building: drawbridges, cars, amusement park rides, cranes, catapults, and much more! Join the fun while you explore engineering concepts that you can use at home for your own projects.
|7-12||Prospect Heights Park District||Mon||6-7:15 pm||Feb 17-Mar 9||$93R/$112N|
Microscope Investigation Lab
Learn how real scientist make discoveries with this exciting hands on class. We will be exploring everyday items at different magnifications and learn that not everything is at it appears! In addition to discovering what is under the microscope, we will also be learning how to use the microscope’s picture editing software to make our discoveries even more exciting!
|4-6||Weiss Community Center-RTPD||Mon||6-7 pm||Mar 30-Apr 13||$56R/$67N|
Do you have a future game designer in your home? Dive into the world of programming using block coding to explore the gaming world, working with Scratch. Let your imaginations run wild as we explore animation adventures, comics, games, and more!
|8-12||Weiss Community Center-RTPD||Mon||6-7:15 pm||Apr 20-May 11||$93R/$112N|
Children’s Theatre – Afterschool
Indian Grove students will be walked over by staff to Burning Bush Community Center
A weekly musical theatre workshop culminates in a showcase featuring age-appropriate excerpts from smash hit movie musicals! Students will learn the basics of vocal technique, choreography, and acting while working together to produce an in-class performance for family and friends. The showcase will take place during the last 30 minutes of our final class. Instructor: Margo Proeh, Gabrielle Garza & Children’s Theatre staff. No class 3/11 & 3/25.
|Grade||Show||Location||Day||Time||Date||Fee per session|
|K-6||Broadway Rocks with Mamma Mia||Burning Bush Community Center||Wed||3:30-4:30 pm||Jan 15-Feb 19||$109R/$129N|
|K-6||Zombies||Burning Bush Community Center||Wed||3:30-4:30 pm||Mar 4-Apr 15||$91R/$109N|
|K-6||Wizarding World of Harry Potters||Burning Bush Community Center||Wed||3:30-4:30 pm||Apr 22-May 20||$91R/$109N|
Chess Scholars –After School Chess Club
Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session. No class 1/21,
3/24 & 3/26.
Grade: K – 5
Location: Euclid School
|Day||Time||Date||Fee per session|
|Tu||3:30-4:15 pm||Jan 14-Feb 25||$111R/$134N|
|Th||3:30-4:30 pm||Mar 3-Apr 14||$111R/$134N|
Grade: K – 5
Location: Indian Grove School
|Day||Time||Date||Fee per session|
|Tu||3:30-4:30 pm||Mar 5-Apr 16||$111R/$134N|
Smart Start Art – Afterschool
Explore your artistic side with the Smart Art Program from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions. Discover your creativity and imagination as an artist, develop fine-motor skills, style, and vision as we explore different artistic techniques through a variety of inspiring projects and play fun, exciting games. Sketch and draw, shade and color, cut, glue, fold….Create! No experience necessary.
Grade: K – 4
Tu 3:30 – 4:15pm
Apr 21 – May 26 $111R/$134N
Indian Grove School
Th 3:30 – 4:15pm
Apr 23 – May 28 $111R/$134N